Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws 34-20B-68

  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • State: the State of South Dakota. See South Dakota Codified Laws 34-20B-1
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
The trial courts of the state shall have jurisdiction in proceedings in accordance with the rules of these courts to enjoin violations of this chapter.